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Chef Fabio Viviani rounds out the trio of dinners in our exclusive #CarpeDinner series with PEPCID® in Chicago. Viviani is excited to partner with PEPCID® for this special event because he is committed to giving diners the best culinary experiences possible, regardless of dietary restrictions. He says, “Products like PEPCID® make chefs’ lives easier. People can enjoy what they’re eating without worry.” So what’s his favorite decadence? Viviani loves bombolone, fried Italian donuts slathered with chocolate sauce and caramel.
About The Chef
Fabio Viviani built his first culinary career in his home country of Italy, owning two nightclubs and five restaurants in Florence before moving to California in 2005. He opened his first US restaurant in Moorpark in the same year. Shortly after, Viviani joined forces with Chicago-based hospitality Dine|Amic to open Siena Tavern followed by Mercato by Fabio Viviani and Prime & Provisions. Viviani continued his national expansion with Mercato locations in San Diego, Cleveland, Tempe, Phoenix, and Benton Harbor. In 2017, he opened Portico in New York City and The Press Room in Detroit…and he isn’t slowing down. This year, Viviani has plans to open restaurants and food halls in a number of other American cities.
In addition to a growing empire of food establishments, Viviani has made many television appearances. He also launched and released an online cooking show called “Fabio’s Kitchen.” When he’s not on the small screen, Viviani is busy with his various other food businesses, like a seafood-delivery company, a Sonoma winery, and a line of cookware and culinary gadgets. He has also written four, highly-acclaimed cookbooks.
Beyond cooking, Viviani’s other passions include entrepreneurship and business development. He is an avid investor in technology and has been a keynote speaker over 300 times. Recently, he helped release the first HD food emoji keyboard. Viviani was recognized by the city of Chicago on March 8, 2017, which the mayor proclaimed “Fabio Viviani Day” to commemorate his induction into the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame as “Chef of the Year.”